Slavonia – Croatia

The State Stud Farm in Đakovo was established in 1506, which makes it the one of the oldest stud farms in Europe and proves the long lasting tradition of horse breeding in this area. Lipizzan horses have been bred at the State Stud Farm since the beginning of the 18th century

Slavonia shaped by the force of the mighty rivers Drava, Danube, Sava and Ilova, Slavonia is a mythical region that for centuries has guarded its treasures. It is characterised by the wide, endless expanse of the golden Pannonia plains, and by rivers that gave birth to the flood areas, which, in turn, provide an ideal habitat for the now centuries-old forestsof common oak (Quercus robur) as well as for more than 2000 biological species. The soil of Slavonia has been tilled by human hand for over 8000 years.

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